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High attendance for sport awards

Friday, 8th November, 2019

Inaugural Sportsperson of the Year for 2018, Ben Grossi, is nominated again for the Senior Sportsperson. PICTURE: Emily McInerney Inaugural Sportsperson of the Year for 2018, Ben Grossi, is nominated again for the Senior Sportsperson. PICTURE: Emily McInerney

By Emily McInerney

The popularity of last year’s sports awards has seen a boost in nominations.

The second “Sportsperson of the Year” awards for the best sports players and teams in Broken Hill will be held at a ceremony tomorrow at the Civic Centre.

It was an idea thought up and organised by Cheryl Meuret to honour the best and brightest on the local sports scene.

Last year’s inaugural awards ceremony was developed to pay tribute to the late Robert Schofield, who lost his fight with cancer earlier this year, and has the support of his family. 

The money raised on the night was donated to Palliative Care and that will happen again this year.

“We’ve got 16 tables booked,” Cheryl said during the week. “The judges have shortlisted the nominees.

“The nominations have been outstanding this year; for a small town that is isolated we have a lot of champion sportspeople.

“It’s a credit to the coaches and team organisers.

“That’s why we have the Service to Sport category and this year it received the most nominations.”

Nominees include Edie Carr who captained her bowls team to a preliminary final, Kaylce Pressler who made it into the final three for Outback Sportsperson of the Year for swimming.

Kalyce has done so well that she has been shortlisted in the Junior and Senior Sportsperson of the Year categories.

The senior category includes Jenny Stephenson who won the Mornington Golf Classic last week, and the team category includes South A and B grade in football who consistently play well, and West Women’s who won the premiership after a stellar year in football.

Cheryl said she would like to thank all the sponsors who made the event possible.

“We’re pretty much booked out. We have a few spare seats on some tables - but we can’t take a big booking.”

Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start and everyone is reminded to bring their bank card as the Civic Centre has gone cash-free at the bar.




Service to sports

Neville Shore - Swimming

Ricky Shore - Swimming

Edie Carr - Bowls 

Lee Hermansson - Tae Kwon Do 

Alison Howse - MotoCross

Richard McLean - Football

Shane Chapman - Umpiring


Junior Sportsperson

Kaylce Pressler - Swimming

Tarrant Lihou - Football

Janica Lehman - Tae Kwon Do

Justin Cochrane-Adolfson - Swimming


Senior Sports Team

North Cricket Club 

Jesters Masters Softball Team 

West Football Club Women’s Team

South Football Club B Grade

South Football Club A Grade


Senior Sportsperson

Kaylce Pressler - Swimming

Jenny Stephenson - Golf 

Ben Grossi - Shooting

Megan Algate - Cycling

Marc Purcell - Football


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